idea of pure reason: Meaning and Definition of

ide'a of pure' rea'son

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— Kantianism. Kantianism.
  1. any of the three undemonstrable entities (a personal soul, a cosmos, and a supreme being) implicit in the fact of a subject and an object of knowledge, and in the need for some principle uniting them. Cf. ideal of pure reason.
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